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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Oct 31, 2011 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What do you chose to believe Franklin's Tower is about?

That's funny, I'm the exact opposite. I think ambiguity for the most part is lazy writing (they don't want to commit to anything). Kinda like the ending of The Sopranos.

That said, I still like songs with abstract lyrics, I just pay no attention to them.

Besides, how could you say a song like Simon and Garfunkel's "The Dangling Conversation" is boring?

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 1, 2011 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What do you chose to believe Franklin's Tower is about?

chris, i didn't mean to generalize so much. as a fairly creative thinker, i just find ambiguity to be more interesting. that's what fascinates me about pieces of art from people such as dali. that being said, it's not easy to pull off effectively, and can often be seen as a lazy way out, such as the sopranos finale you mentioned.

i find nothing boring about that s&g tune. paul simon is one of my all-time favorite songwriters. many of the most beautiful songs and pieces of art are not open to much interpretation. but like i said, i usually have a preference for art that's ambiguous.